escape capsule

escape capsule

A pressurized crew compartment that can be detached from the rest of the aircraft and parachute to the ground as a complete unit. It is in lieu of an ejection seat. However, its use is more in space vehicles rather than in aircraft.
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7 ALIENS Saturday, Film4, 9pm AFTER 57 years drifting in space in deep sleep, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is rescued from the escape capsule of the starship Nostromo.
The three-man crew of the International Space Station was forced to evacuate to a Russian escape capsule for 11 minutes when a piece of space debris passed within three miles of the station.
The space agency, which has experience in key challenges such as how to care for people in confined spaces, offered advice on how to design the miners' escape capsule, nicknamed "Phoenix," and the agency provided two doctors and a psychologist to help with the miners' healthcare and rescue.
HERO: Rescuer Manuel Gonzalez Pavez is greeted by miners and Mario Sepulveda enters the cage SAFE: Miner Jimmy Sanchez is helped out of the capsule as he is rescued from the collapsed mine UP, UP AND AWAY: Mario Sepulveda, the second Chilean miner to leave the collapsed tunnel, is hoisted out in the high-tech escape capsule
Summary: To hugs, cheers and tears, rescuers using a missile-like escape capsule have been pulling out 33 Chilean miners one by one to freedom.
SAN JOSE MINE: To hugs, cheers and tears, rescuers using a missile-like escape capsule began pulling 33 men one by one to fresh air and freedom at last early Wednesday, 69 days after they were trapped in a collapsed mine a half-mile underground.
First to be rescued with a missile-like escape capsule was Florencio Avalos.
Alberto Iturra, the chief of the psychology team advising the trapped men, decided that after each miner rides the escape capsule to daylight, the rescued man will meet with between one and three people whom the miner has personally designated.
Alberto Iturra, the chief of the psychology team advising the trapped men, has decided that after each miner rides an escape capsule to daylight, the rescued man will meet with between one and three people whom the miner has personally designated.
THE Plan B drill won a three-way race to carve a hole wide enough for an escape capsule to pull the trapped miners out one by one.
The Plan B drill was poised to win a three-way race to reach the miners with a hole wide enough to accommodate their escape capsule.
The "Plan B" drill is just yards away from winning a three-way race to reach the miners with a hole wide enough to accommodate their escape capsule.